Photography by Tamra Witt

Parents have been told for decades that children need to be kept busy to keep them out of trouble and enable them to live happy, healthy lives. It seems as if we now have generations of people who have never learned to relish the quiet stillness that God requires for a relationship with Him. 

Instead of leaning on the Lord in prayer and stillness, we stay busy to try and drown out the worries of the world. Without His loving comfort and guidance, we strive to fend for ourselves in a frustrating and exhausting cycle of “Do” that never ends. The noise can be deafeningly destructive.

Be still.  

Pick a time. Turn off the radio, tv, and computer and find a comfy chair. Praise God in gratitude and lay your worries at the foot of the cross. Intercede for others and seek His sovereign direction. Pray and listen.

Be still. 

Carve out time to embrace Jesus every day, and life will take a more meaningful turn for the better despite what is happening around you and in the world. The joy you’ve been searching for in the noise of busy occupation is about to become a reality in the quiet stillness of love.

Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! Psalm 46:10

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7

Published by Tamra E Witt

I am a Christ Follower, Wife, Mother, Writer, Reader, Framer, Calligrapher, Cook, and Gardener living the dream in Oklahoma after thirty-five years in Colorado! I love my life and am grateful for every experience, including the challenges alongside the joys, that have molded me into the person I am and hope to be for God's glory always.

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